Tinashe Sambiri|MDC Alliance leader President Nelson Chamisa has denounced political violence and intimidation of citizens by the Zanu PF regime.
President Chamisa made the remarks at the burial of four of the five Gutu accident victims in Chiwara on Wednesday.
President Chamisa described attempts by Zanu PF bigwigs to block him from addressing mourners as unfortunate and unexpected.
“We are here to mourn the tragic departure of our relatives.This is not a political gathering.
We therefore acknowledge the presence of political parties here.
Nobody should say this one has no right to address mourners.
I was surprised to note that my own uncle who is a Zanu PF councillor refused to greet me.That is very unfortunate…
At this gathering we are not representing political parties,” said President Chamisa.
” We are going through a grieving process and that is the most important factor here- politics aside ladies and gentlemen.
This is not the time for bickering. Pupurai Togarepi is my relative so why should we fight at a funeral? It’s very unfortunate,” added President Chamisa.